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Fit Fridays7:45 a.m., Friday, Lexington, Nebraska
This isn't just the end of the week at Bryan Elementary School -- it's also the day when being active can be rewarding. Each week, students in grades three to five jump, run, kick, and play in an effort to log at least 60 minutes of activity. It's all part of Nebraska's "All Recreate on Fridays" program (ARF). Those who hit their numbers for five out of seven weeks are eligible for prizes like water bottles or Hacky Sacks. "Any real movement counts, whether it's bouncing on a trampoline, doing farm chores, shoveling snow, walking the dog, or playing soccer," says Bryan's phys-ed teacher, Donna Stewart. "We choose to focus on physical activity one day a week; this keeps it on the students' radar, but they don't get overwhelmed."
For more info: Learn about ARF at www.hhss.ne. gov/cvh.
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